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Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care Presents The Phorum: Perspectives in Healthcare

on March 18, 2014


Lynda Tanner, Executive Director of Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care

Lynda Tanner, Executive Director of Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care


Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care recognizes that healthcare delivery and access are in the midst of a turbulent transformation. On Tuesday, March 19, at The Fess Parker, they are presenting the inaugural Phorum: Perspectives in Healthcare, an event designed to bring key leaders from various sectors of the Santa Barbara healthcare community together to present their perspectives on issues affecting healthcare in Santa Barbara County.
Co-Hosts, Frank Newton and Patti Teel

Co-Hosts, Frank Newton and Patti Teel

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11 responses to “Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care Presents The Phorum: Perspectives in Healthcare

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